We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

PRICE RANGE
£5 - £25
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
View all details
features, about
Reviews (154)
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
Filter reviews
154 results
Traveller rating
98
26
5
6
19
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
Traveller rating
98
26
5
6
19
Show reviews that mention
All reviews homemade pies burger lamb shank scampi ice cream the pub jam roly poly beer garden popular with the locals great selection of beers couple of nights feel very welcome cooked fresh welcoming staff worth the wait stepping stones say goodbye
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 16 September 2023 via mobile

I stayed for one night when doing the Yorkshire 3 peaks due to the close location to Horton in Ribblesdale (5 min drive). On arrival about 6pm I found a space in the customer car park opposite the pub, it is only small (to be...expected for a local village pub), but there was also other parking available outside the pub and on nearby streets. The landlord welcomed me and was very friendly and helpful explaining everything. I went up to the room, which was exactly what I needed, comfortable and clean, with a good shower, tea coffee etc and plenty of space for everything. I ate in the dining room (you should book as it was busy) and had an amazing pizza and chips. The Guinness was up there with the best I’ve had (I had 4 to make sure!). The bar staff and waiting staff were all really friendly and welcoming too, even inviting me for a game of dominoes! All in all, a great stay and I would definitely return.More

Date of visit: September 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 31 August 2023 via mobile

What can we say about Mark!! Great landlord who made us Hull folk feel welcome.. the Baileys with whiskey was a winner too.. We had take away pizzas, which were banging! Please visit this great pub with great food!

Date of visit: August 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 30 August 2023 via mobile

Nice pub with good food that is reasonably priced. I had fish and chips, which was very tasty but could have been just a little larger. The staff are friendly and the outdoor area to the rear has the river running right next to it.

Date of visit: August 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 17 July 2023

Parked in the car park whilst unloading for a local Airbnb. Whilst waiting for others in our party to arrive went to the Craven Heifer to have a drink. Upon arrival at the bar the publican hit us up about our cars. Apparently you can...only park in his car park if you are a guest of the pub. Admittedly we weren’t staying in one of his ensuite rooms but we were paying customers having a drink. The publican made it very clear that the cars couldn’t remain where they were. We assured him we were moving them when the others arrived. If you want to run a successful business you need to be kind and polite to paying customers at your bar. Needless to say we moved the cars quickly but it left a sour tasteMore

Date of visit: July 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Lindsey bradley, General Manager at Craven Heifer At Stainforth, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2023

The house you were staying in has recently become a holiday cottage that often has 3 cars attending. The cottage has a parking space outside and 2 parking permits for the paid car park around the corner. You actually said you thought the permits were...More

Reviewed 29 April 2023

We booked to eat here after arriving in the village for a week long holiday and I can say we were not disappointed by this pub! First, the food, it was absolutely beautiful all freshly cooked so does take time but with the atmosphere and...welcome you don't even realise the wait. Everything is beautiful and couldn't recommend one thing in particular and nothing is to much trouble for them. Also the breakfasts are just gorgeous and highly recommended to fill you up ready for the day. The maker's of this pub though are the staff, it is refreshing to meet staff that will stand up for their business meaning they make fast friends with anyone and can easily feel part of the village in minutes they also remember your face and take time to learn you name and more about you. This is a massive shout out to Mark, Lindsey and James you really made a impression that will stay with us forever. My partner doesn't drink therefore doesn't particularly enjoy visiting the pub, however I have a feeling I will be driven two hours just to say hello and maybe have some of their ice cream! We can not wait to come back and see you guys in the not so distant future.More

Date of visit: April 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 24 April 2023

What a great little pub. Over visiting family during the Easter break. Came here for drinks most days - service is excellent, very welcoming staff and great prices. Great selection of beers, spirits and wines. Lovely little beer garden overlooking the river - would be...excellent in summer with warmer weather! New donuts and ice cream for sale - donuts were to die for. Food was excellent - everything cooked fresh and tasted that way to! Lots to choose from the menu including homemade pie! Lindsey puts great care into the food which you notice when you try it! 10/10. If you are passing whilst out for a walk, or in the area, 100% call in for a drink/food and you will not be dissapointed. We will be back in the summer when hopefully the weather is a bit better!More

Date of visit: April 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 25 February 2023

Mark and the staff Couldn’t do enough. Three starters and three mains. Scampi. Burger. 10oz Sirloin. £75 total.

Date of visit: February 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 23 February 2023

I rarely write reviews unless somewhere really stands out (good or bad). This little pub is just exceptional! We'd rented out a small cottage in Stainforth and popped in to this pub on the first evening for a quick drink with our two small boys...(4 and 8). By the time I'd ordered a second drink for my wife and I we'd had already had several laughs, the landlord (Mark) had shook my hand and we were on first name terms. I don't think we've ever felt so welcomed in such a short amount of time, anywhere, ever. That night they had a local celebrity performing a tribute act and Mark informed us that it would be a ticket only event after 7pm as the place gets packed. That's fair enough, it is a tiny pub and locals come first. Plus we had two small boys so shouldn't really have been staying late anyway. Shortly after Mark had slipped us a couple of free tickets so we didn't have to leave. When we eventually left at just after 8pm to get the boys to bed, Mark seemed genuinely upset we had to go. It just got better from that point on. When my mum came to join us we popped back in on a Tuesday night. The locals were really friendly as before, Mark jokingly offered my 4 year old a job behind the bar, and the next thing we knew Mark had pulled out a bag of old balloons and proceeded to start making balloon animals for the boys. They were absolutely delighted, and found it hilarious watching daddy trying to do it as well with balloons popping everywhere. We ate twice during our stay, the staff were brilliant and accommodating, the food was fantastic (if you have time to wait 40 mins for them to make the home made steak and ale pie you honestly don't want to miss it!). I wish I knew how they cooked their chips! By the end end of our little holiday, on the last night when it was time to leave my wife was giving the landlord a hug to say goodbye and the boys were really sad to have to go. Honestly a truly exceptional little pub, incredibly friendly and well managed and we will definitely be going back one day! One thing to note for walkers. The pub is small internally so no dogs are allowed inside. There's a great little beer garden overlooking a stream so it would be fantastic in summer.More

Date of visit: February 2023
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 18 February 2023 via mobile

Lovely little pub with stunning views and fab for those who like to walk/ramble. Delicious home cooked food and my partner really enjoyed the Guinness, was the perfect pint he said! All 10 of them! Lol Really enjoyed the music quiz too, it was good...fun. Would definitely come again but stay for a full weekend next time.More

Date of visit: February 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 4 December 2022 via mobile

Today Sunday 4th December we had lunch at the Craven Heifer in a Stainforth! And OMG the food is so good firstly Lindsay the chef pub landlady is the best cook ever with the help of Steve her assistant cook they just the make the...most tasty food. I had a salmon seafood medley In champagne sauce and my husband had the lamb shank with the most yummy creamy mashed potatoes! And they do the most amazing homemade pies! If you are visiting the Yorkshire Dales you must go and check out the Craven Heifer in Stainforth village, Mark & Lindsay (pub landlords) are such lovely down to earth people who will make you very welcome!More

Date of visit: December 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 12 November 2022 via mobile

Staff where very unwelcoming when we tried to enter the pub.. Clearly a private party for locals. Tourists not welcome at all. Looked a nice pub but don’t want your business. Locals onlyMore

Date of visit: November 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
bradsx4, General Manager at Craven Heifer At Stainforth, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2022

Sorry, We had an event on which had been advertised on social media. We were at full capacity and couldn't allow any more people in. I'm not sure how you have come to the conclusion that it was just locals and tourists not welcome though...More

Reviewed 6 November 2022 via mobile

We stayed in Stainforth for a week over New Year and would have liked to visit the Craven Heifer more than we did but too cold to sit outside as we had our dog with us. Very surprised that an Inn in this part of...the world is not dog friendly as they must lose out on custom.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 26 September 2022 via mobile

As soon as you walk in you are made to feel very welcome. The Landlord is very friendly and chatty. The pub itself is very cosy and I recommend their restaurant, they serve delicious homemade food. The bedrooms are very clean and comfortable, as well...as tea/coffee making facilities they also provide a ‘breakfast’ box which was a nice surprise. Overall I would definitely stay here again.More

Date of visit: September 2022
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 26 September 2022 via mobile

Myself and friends stayed here Friday night in readiness for doing the 3 Peaks the next day. Throughout our stay the staff and all in the bar were very welcoming, we had a little walk around the beautiful area and across the stepping stones. We...ate in the pub and as we had read prior to our stay the food was delicious and filling. We had a good nights sleep and the rooms were clean. I liked the little fridge provided that had fresh milk in instead of cheap cartons and decent sized cups to have a hot drink in. We didn’t get to say goodbye to the owners as we was away at 6am for our long day ahead. Would definitely recommend this place to others.More

Date of visit: September 2022
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 29 August 2022 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights. Was welcomed by a super friendly landlord couple who I immediately found upbeat, friendly and chatty and we immediately got along. They were kind enough to set up a tab for me to settle later in the night and I...also ordered food where I was directed to the dining area. I ordered Scampi and it was incredible. The young waitress (I believe it was Ell or Ellie) was fantastic and very tentative to my needs. She is definitely a credit to the pub. I ended up getting on with the locals who were all very friendly but overall I would give 10 stars if I could. Mark & Lindsey are doing an incredible job and are a 'real Yorkshire' couple who tend to your every needs. Will definitely be returning sometime soon!More

Date of visit: August 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Golden Lion at Settle
831 reviews
2.29 miles away
Falcon Manor Hotel
677 reviews
2.65 miles away
The Craven Arms
526 reviews
2.92 miles away
The Golden Lion Hotel
290 reviews
3.09 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
The Knights Table
286 reviews
.44 miles away
Middle Studfold Farm Tea Room
56 reviews
1.97 miles away
Elaines Tea Rooms
555 reviews
1.97 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Settle Area Swimming Pool
22 reviews
1.96 miles away
Settle Falconry
14 reviews
2.06 miles away
Stainforth Force
106 reviews
2.28 miles away
Hoffmann Kiln - Craven Lime Works
66 reviews
.65 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
jvcarr2018
29 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from philip p | Reviewed this property |
yes they do very friendly
0
Votes
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing

CRAVEN HEIFER AT STAINFORTH - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Craven Heifer At Stainforth

Craven Heifer At Stainforth is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5